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Kendo UI for jQuery


Coming in 2023

The Kendo UI for jQuery Team is excited to announce the roadmap for new components and features on our list for release. Many of these items will be released this summer as part of R2 and others will come shortly after. 

To keep the flow of updates dynamic, we release interim updates that lead up to each major release. Here is what we plan for this year:

  • June - R2 2023
  • July - R3 2023 Iteration 1
  • August - R3 2023 Iteration 2 
  • October - R3 2023 (final)

Your feedback is a huge factor in these plans. After all, our mission is to make your life easier. We encourage you to keep sharing your thoughts, plans, and ideas for what next you would like to see developed in the jQuery component library in our dedicated feedback portal.  

The items below are what we feel comfortable announcing, but there is more on our radar. Check back periodically for updates.

Kendo UI for jQuery

DockManager UI Component

New component

The jQuery DockManager UI component helps you mimic the familiar Windows experience in which users can arrange and resize a collection of panes to their liking. This new component will help you provide a great UX in very little time.

Design System Documentation

New feature

We launched the new Telerik and Kendo UI design system documentation site containing resources, design assets and frontend documentation for Telerik and Kendo UI libraries.

This initial release of the Progress Design System site contains related design and frontend documentation for nearly 20 of the most essential components, and we aim to continuously expand it with the ultimate goal of providing everything you need to create intuitive and beautiful digital experiences and design systems based on Telerik and Kendo UI component libraries.

Our plan is to continuously enhance the design system documentation site throughout 2023 and allow you to easily build your own design system based on Telerik and Kendo UI components.

Changes in Icons


As part of our continuous efforts to improve the Telerik and Kendo UI products’ quality, theming mechanism and Content Security Policy (CSP) compliance, we are planning to transition gradually from font icons to SVG icons.

Step 1: SVG Icons (R1 2023 – January 2023)

Starting in R1 2023, we introduced and started incorporating SVG icons into Telerik and Kendo UI products. We provided a global configuration setting that enables you to keep the current default font icon type, but also allows you to render SVG icons.

Step 2: SVG Icons as Default in Telerik and Kendo UI Components (R2 2023 – June 2023)

With R2 2023, we will perform a change in the default type of icons in Telerik and Kendo UI libraries and components from font to SVG. This change marks the next milestone in a series of improvements related to Content Security Policy (CSP).

Step 3: Detach Font Icons from Themes (R3 2023 – October 2023)

With R3 2023, we aim to extract the Font icons as a separate package and detach the inline font declaration from the Telerik and Kendo UI themes.

Important to note is that the themes will continue to support both font and SVG icons in components, thus allowing you to decide which type of icons to take advantage of. However, using the font icons will require a separate stylesheet to be referenced by clients.

These last bits of changes will allow us to provide our customers with a more secure and efficient icon system and the option to load and reference only needed resources.

Read about the strategy for improving Telerik and Kendo UI web component libraries by moving from font icons to SVG icons in the dedicated blog post.

Adaptiveness of UI Components


We will work towards making sure KendoReact UI components adjust smoothly to various screen sizes. On the short term roadmap plan we will work to ensure adaptiveness and responsiveness of:

  • Breadcrumb, Toolbar, Pager, Window/Dialog
  • Data Grid component
  • and more


PDFViewer Component Enhancements


The Kendo UI for jQuery PDFViewer component will endure some rendering refresh as well as improved scrolling functionality.


jQuery OrgChart Enhancements

New feature

OrgChart component will be enriched with new Search and Collapse all siblings functionalities.


jQuery TabStrip Enhancements

New feature
The TabStrip component will receive a new feature that will allow you to load tabs on demand.


Data Grid Enhancements

New feature

The already robust jQuery DataGrid component will be further enhanced with the following features:

  • Row spanning (the ability for cells to span multiple cells across rows)
  • Column spanning
  • Improved Data Grid Context Menu
  • Improved Clipboard Support
  • Improved Selection / Multi-selection on mobile devices
  • Tabbed interface for the Data Grid Column Menu

PivotGridv2 Parity with PivotGrid

New feature
We aim to provide complete feature parity between the previously existing and the newer PivotGrid components and enable you with resources to facilitate easy migration to the latest version.

Chart Enhancements

New feature

Based on your requests in the product feedback portal, we plan to ship the following new features and improvements in the Kendo UI for jQuery chart components:

  • Drill-down option for data series
  • Improved animations
  • Control of chart legend display
  • and more!

New Trendline Chart Component

New component
In 2023, we plan to expand the collection of jQuery Chart components by adding a Trendline chart. You will be able to easily illustrate trends in data series and provide charting predictions capabilities to your Angular applications.

Accessibility Improvements

New feature
In our upcoming 2023 releases, we will continue with our efforts to improve the overall accessibility of Kendo UI for jQuery components, ensuring the highest level of compliance with WAI-ARIA, Section 508, and the new WCAG 2.2 standards.

Content Security Policy (CSP) compliance


Pursuing the goal to be CSP compatible and ultimately ensure strict CSP compliance for Kendo UI for jQuery, we are planning to implement the following incremental changes in 2023:

  • With R2 2023, we plan to replace all font icons internally used with SVG icons in order to address the font-src directive;
  • Further in 2023, we plan to detach font-related CSS from Kendo themes in order to remove the need for the font-src directive.

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